Toddlers count the beat

Rock 'n' Toddle's Lisa O'Rourke with her children Ava (5), Lachlan (3) and Mitchell (9 months). Picture: Marcus Whisson d410696
Rock 'n' Toddle's Lisa O'Rourke with her children Ava (5), Lachlan (3) and Mitchell (9 months). Picture: Marcus Whisson d410696

She launched interactive education program Rock ‘n’ Toddle, in which families could bond, learn and dance together.

Now she’s expanding the project beyond Alexander Park Tennis Club in Menora and into kid-friendly sites across Perth such as cafes, including Dome in Maylands.

‘At Rock ‘n’ Toddle, we believe that children like grown-ups, enjoy popular music. The shared positive experience of a live rock performance develops a sense of belonging, self esteem and cultural identity without prejudice and is a special gift we should all give our children,’ Ms O’Rourke said.

No stranger to the entertainment industry, the mum-of-three sang in a local rock band as a teenager and later with her husband in a folk duo.